It’s Tuesday after the 40th annual Norwescon, held in beautiful and scenic Seatac. While it’s fresh in my mind, I thought I’d jot down a few notes since there had been some interest in things I learned.
I’ll be at Norwescon, April 13-17. We’ll be selling books in the dealer room, and I’ll be sitting on panels.
My schedule is below.
I have received my final schedule for Norwescon 38 (April 2-5, 2015). Because I know you care, I am offering it up to all of you! If you want to see the rest of the schedule for Norwescon, click here.
Thu 3:00pm-4:00pm – Cascade 9
Nathan Crowder (M), Pat MacEwen, Jude-Marie Green, Arinn Dembo, Jeremy Zimmerman
The Power of Free
Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm – Cascade 10
Esther Jones (M), Diana Copland, Frances Pauli, Jeremy Zimmerman
Gamer Etiquette: Use Your Words
Thu 8:00pm-9:00pm – Cascade 9
Sar Surmick (M), Jeremy Zimmerman, Eric Cagle, Ogre Whiteside, Lola Watson
Reading: Jeremy Zimmerman
Fri 10:30am-11:00am – Cascade 1
Short Stories: At the Cutting Edge of SF
Fri 3:00pm-4:00pm – Cascade 5
Cat Rambo (M), Alex C. Renwick, Jeremy Zimmerman
Autograph Session 2
Sat 3:00pm-4:00pm – Grand 2
Jeff Sturgeon, Django Wexler, Randy Henderson, G. Willow Wilson, Kristi Charish, Frog Jones, Richard Hescox, Darragh Metzger, David J. Peterson, Esther Jones, Jeremy Zimmerman, John (J.A.) Pitts, Kevin Radthorne, Laura Anne Gilman, Michael G. Munz, Rhiannon Held, Leannan Sidhe, Steven Barnes, Tim McDaniel
Top 15 Best GM Habits
Sat 7:00pm-8:00pm – Cascade 10
David Nasset Sr. (M), Wolfgang Baur, Jeremy Zimmerman, Ogre Whiteside
The Next Generation: Gaming with Kids
Sun 11:00am-12:00pm – Cascade 10
Jeremy Zimmerman (M), Patrick McKinnion, Adrienne Carlson, Wednesday (Nessie) Phoenix, David Fooden
I’ve been invited to Norwescon as a panelist for the first time, and I’m super excited! I’ve received my tentative schedule, which I’m providing below. Times and dates are subject to change. I’m also not including the two instances of the the writing workshop, where I’ll be participating as a pro. (Yay!)
Last October, I came across an ad on Craigslist. It’s been taken down, but here’s the content of it:
EMERALD CITY COMIC CON BOOTH GIRLS!!! (Seattle)
compensation: $100 per day cash
We are looking for SMOKIN HOT!!!! SUPER FUN!!!! ENERGETIC!!!! Booth girls for the 2015 Comic Con!!! This is our first year at Emerald City and we are ready to rock!!! We have a blast at San Diego Comic Con and a rip roaring great time at Star Trek Con in Vegas!!! Are you a gal who likes to work hard and play harder? You into selling merch, and drinking booze?!?!? Not at the same time of course!!! Then, we want to party… Work with you!!!! Join us for three days of radness!!!!March 27th – 29th 2015!!! Please send a head and body shot!!! This… Will… be…. AWESOME!!!!
I’d love a chance to go to Emerald City Comic Con, so I figured I’d apply. Sadly, I didn’t get a response. I don’t know why. But I thought I’d share my email with y’all.
Hi! I’m really excited to submit my head and body shots for your consideration. Some of these photos are older, but I’m sure I can adapt my look in time for the con if needed. I think I fit all of your needs. I look forward to your reply.
Another Easter as come and gone, and with it another iteration of Norwescon. Norwescon is the largest convention of its type in the Pacific Northwest.
Over the last month I’ve attended no less that two conventions. Typically I’ve done an after action report of some sort, but for each of the conventions I didn’t feel like I had a whole lot to report. For both conventions I only showed up Saturday, bagged earlier than planned, and then didn’t return Sunday. (Each time for different reasons.) So I figured I could at least talk a bit about the two conventions combined.
Once again, we ventured south for four days of spa, drinking and roleplaying games. For those unfamiliar with the convention, it is one of a few conventions that had started out dedicated to playing Amber Diceless roleplaying. That’s still the core of it, though there have been more indy games making their way into the weekend.
There’s no dealer room, usually no panels. Just gaming from Thursday night through Sunday afternoon with breaks for sleep. It’s less of a convention and more a sprawling family of people that have been gaming together for years. This year was a peak year of over 130 people. We almost entirely overran the McMenamin’s Edgefield, which has been the home of the convention for all of its 15 years.
There are seven slots of games, here’s how mine went.